Petropolis Private Historical Tour with Imperial Museum

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From $150.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Embark on a full day historical tour to Petropolis, the Imperial city. Named after the Emperor of Brazil, the city is famous for its deep connection with the Imperial Brazilian Family. The chilly weather caught the attention of the Monarchy and the place quickly became their summer paradise.
Starting with hotel pickup, we take the 2-hour drive to Petrópolis. We may stop on the way on the Casa do Alemão, a traditional delicatessen with European-inspired snacks. Take the time to plan the itinerary with the tour guide.
There are plenty to see in this historical tour. We stop at the Imperial Museum (if available) and take a tour through the clothing, furniture and jewelry of the Orleans e Bragança Family. It is a private tour, so you may choose what to do next. We can visit the Cathedral of Saint Peter, the home of Santos Dumont (entrance not included) or do some shopping at the Rua Teresa. It is really up to you! After you have enjoyed this tailor-made tour, we hit the road back to Rio.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Imperial Museum Tickets

What's Not Included

Food and Drinks available for purchase

Snacks at Casa do Alemão are not part of the tour.

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children under the age of 4 are free of charge and they must sit on their parent’s lap in the vehicle.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • If Imperial Museum is unavailable, we include the entrance to the Casa Santos Dumont.
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Reduced mobility or Wheelchair must be informed in advance and it is subject to availability.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The places mentioned on this tour are just suggestions. It is a tailor-made tour, so you can change the itinerary.
  • You may purchase this tour for Monday, but keep in mind that museums and similar places are closed on Mondays.
  • Additional rate of 200 USD or 900 BRL for fully adapted vehicle (suitable for 1 wheelchair user and 1 person without wheelchair).
  • Contact us to confirm the pickup time according to hotel location.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • ID or copy is mandatory - including children.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Non refundable in case of bad weather.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Rio de Janeiro
Path from Rio to Petropolis. Enjoy the ride and the fresh air. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Quick stop at the famous European-style deli. Stretch your legs and see the entrance portal to Petrópolis. Snacks not included.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center
Admire the garden of this former casino.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Imperial Museum
See all the furniture, artwork, clothing, jewelry and accessories used by the Imperial Family.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Centro Historico de Petropolis
Find out more about the Brazilian Imperial Family.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Admire the neo-gothic cathedral.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rua Santa Teresa
Best place for shopping in Petrópolis. Great pieces at great prices.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Path from Petropolis to Rio. Enjoy the ride back home. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Interesting trip to Petropolis
Naetell, 03-02-2022
Petropolis with guide Monica.
It was not private but a group tour. Anyway it was very informative and interesting. The guide Monica was very helpful and nice.

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